Chef Ralph Scamardella

Chef Ralph Scamardella

After nearly three decades in the kitchens of the most esteemed restaurants in the world, Chef Ralph Scamardella serves as Chef and Partner of TAO Group, overseeing all chefs and concepts in New York (TAO Uptown, TAO Downtown, LAVO Italian Restaurant, and food &...
Jesus Nunez

Jesus Nunez

Chef Jesus currently works at the Sea Fire Grill in midtown Manhattan, he attended cooking school in Spain before moving to America. Chef Jesus is a magician when it comes top cooking and plating. He transforms the simplest of ingredients; swirling together playful...
Juan José Cuevas

Juan José Cuevas

Name: Juan José Cuevas Position:  Executive Chef Restaurant:  1919 Restaurant Awards:  Chef de l’Avenir, 2 michelin star About Chef Cuevas: An honors graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Chef Juan José Cuevas commenced his culinary career in 1995 at the...
Steve Benjamin

Steve Benjamin

Steve Benjamin Executive Chef, Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills Steve Benjamin was born in Paris where his initial passion for cooking was ignited by morning visits to the farmers’ market with his father. Although he was not a professional chef, Benjamin’s father loved...
Juliana Gonzalez

Juliana Gonzalez

Position:  Chef Partner, Barceloneta / Executive Chef, Caña Website:  www.canapuertorico.com Education:  Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing/ Associate’s Degree in Culinary Arts Restaurant:  Barceloneta/ Caña by Juliana Gonzalez Awards:  Zest Award, newcomer of...
Laurent Manrique

Laurent Manrique

  Laurent Manrique learned of his love for cooking while growing up in the Gascon village of Roques. Preparing meals with his grandmother Aurélie awakened his awareness of his passion for the craft, while giving him inspiration for the signature pot-au-feu that...